Dr Ariana J - tutor  

Dr Ariana J
Tutor in Riddlesdown, Surrey Greater London

£90.00 per hour

(11 reviews)
(11 reviews)
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About Dr Ariana

Fast-working, effective and inspirational learning

As an experienced teacher, examiner, lecturer and psychologist, I am in a key position to help my students and clients achieve their goals, whatever these may be. My forte is my attention to detail, which allows me to quickly pick up on the specifics that might be preventing someone from achieving what they'd like, whether these are technical elements, or psychological - it's often a combination of both.

I also have a strong ethic regarding removing obstacles that impede learning, and so I offer concessionary rates and even free services to those who would not be able to afford my services otherwise, as I feel no-one should be disadvantaged from receiving the specialist support I provide. Please ask me for further details.


The age range I teach is from Year 4 right through to adult. The younger students often come to me for help with their English skills (reading, writing and speaking) and often gain Scholarships, and then tuition progresses throughout their GCSEs and A Levels, where I also offer Psychology and Drama. For those who are looking to enter university, I coach them through the application process from their personal statement through to interview technique. This includes preparation for the writing tasks in the BMAT, TSA, ACT and SAT tests. I am particularly proud and honoured to have a 100% success rate in my students achieving target grades and gaining school and university offers.

Having taught in a variety of schools, from the most challenging behaviourally, to having led the department of the highest achieving comprehensive in the country, I have developed a variety of skills and techniques that benefit all kinds of learners - the committed, as well as the reluctant!

I also particularly enjoy working with people who have extra challenges that make it difficult for them to achieve their aspirations- whether developmental, physical, psychological, behavioural or financial. As both an experienced teacher and psychologist, my empathic and and also strategic approach to learning has enabled many of my students and clients to achieve their goals.

I generally tutor from my home in Kenley, Croydon, or via Skype; however, I work in the City on Fridays, so something could be arranged for me to meet with you on those days if you cannot come to me.


These popular and effective workshops in English and Psychology take place during the school holidays. They are an excellent way of allowing students to build on their skills and confidence and see immediate results. Workshops focus on particular subjects and are designed for various age groups, from Primary through to GCSE and A Level. All Workshops are fully inclusive packages, including ongoing support afterwards. Places are limited, so please contact me for further information.

The following workshops are taking place this Easter:



Friday, 30th March 10am-4.30pm

Friday, 13th April 10am-4.30pm


5th April English Language: Reading Fiction and Non-Fiction

6th April English Language - Writing Skills

9th April English Literature - Unseen Poetry and Poetry Anthology

10th April English Literature - Novels and Plays



'MOVING ON UP': For students staring secondary school in September, providing them with valuable personal as well as practical skills to master this important transition.

'BLOOMING MARVELLOUS': A rewarding stretch and challenge workshop where students learn valuable personal as well as technical skills in researching, reporting and presenting a project of their choice.

The above workshops are suited to those preparing for entrance exams, as well as students who wish to gain confidence and improve their skills generally.


Having been a professional performer (dancer, singer, actress and choreographer) for 20 years, both in London and abroad, I am able to prepare students for acting and dance school admissions.


I work with clients with a range of issues, who wish to understand themselves better, build on their strengths, manage certain difficulties, and generally live more fruitful lives. I see both adults and young people for individual as well as couple and family therapy. I have a practice conveniently located in the City and also see clients in the Croydon area, as well as holding sessions via Skype.


I have enjoyed a long professional career in all my specialist areas, having published my work as an author and poet, been a professional performer for twenty years, (I was trained in choreography for four years by the fabulous Matthew Bourne at the Royal Academy of Dancing) and now I have my own private practice as a counselling psychologist.

It's this unrivalled enthusiasm and appreciation of all-round learning that I look to pass on to my students and clients, so that learning - whether it's academic, or about yourself - remains inspirational and rewarding - just as it should be.

Feel free to contact me for an informal chat on any of my services.
Hourly rate: £90.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

(11 reviews)
(11 reviews)

improved my grades and confidence!

Written by Alexandra L
'I struggled to pass my mock exam in English language in year ten, but after attending Ariana's tuition I began to pick up marks again , I eventually achieved a B in my GCSE and she gave me confidence to enrol in A level English literature which I left with an A in at GCSE. I would recommend the Easter workshop for literature which was most helpful!'
My gcse grades where higher than my mock grades

GCSE English

Written by Latha K
I attended Ariana’s lessons on a weekly basis to aid me with my GCSE English, her enthusiasm combined with her passion and incredibly effective lessons allowed me to gain my target grade in English. Her lessons were always well structured and she often taught using acronyms which were easy to remember and helped with GCSE exam technique. Thank you so much Ariana.

Received target grade in GCSE English literature and language

I couldn't wish for a better teacher!!!

Written by Aleksandra D
I was privileged to be tutored by Ariana for my IELTS English exam and I could not wish for a better qualified and effective teacher. Ariana is professional, super friendly and always on time. She taught me lots of simple and practical exam techniques as well as tips to help me structure my writing!
I booked 10 lessons with Ariana and it was such a massive improvement, especially with reading, writing and grammar. I am glad I found Arianna, I couldn't wish for a better teacher!!!
Waiting for results

Mt review

Written by Kate B
The best tutor in the world!!!!
IELTS (Intermediate)

Written by User 5
English Language (GCSE)

Written by A P
Interview Practice

Written by Jason B
Public Speaking

Written by Shahad H
Psychology (Degree)

An A* tutor

Written by Kim L
Ariana has tutored my daughter in gcse English & this year A level psychology. Not only has she helped her understand her subject but has given her confidence in herself. I can not recommend her enough.
English Literature grade A AS Level psychology B Awaiting results of A level.

Wouldn't have gone anywhere else

Written by Sanushiya A
I was incredibly fortunate to be taught by Ariana Jordan for nearly three years; for me she wasn't just an english tutor, she was also a valuable mentor. She's kind, patient, and explains things clearly.
English Literature
I was quite pleased with my result.

Written by Nadine G
Psychology (A-Level)
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Education and Qualifications


University of London
BSc Hons Psychology
University College London
MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychotherapy
Completed Year One
University of London
Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
Passed with Merit
University of London
PGCE English
University of East London
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology


Prizes and Scholarships

The Urdang Academy Choreographic Cup
Prize for research poster presentation at Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 2016: The British Psychological Society

Other Qualifications

Formerly AISTD (Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)

The Urdang Academy Performer/ Teacher Diploma - achieved with Merit

AQA Assistant Examiner: Psychology and EPQ

Chartered London Teacher Status - since Oct 2011

Fellow of The College of Teachers: Fellowship by Professional Record – since Oct 2011

Association of Teachers of Psychology: Member since August 2011

British Psychological Society:
Graduate Member since July 1996
Member of Counselling Psychology Division since September 2011
Previously Member of the Divisions of Educational Psychology and Coaching Psychology

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and


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